Software Engineer – Cisco Silicon One System Integration Platform

  • Location:
    Belgrade, Serbia
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Software
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    Software Development
  • Job Id

Please note this posting is to advertise potential job opportunities. This exact role may not be open today, but could open in the near future. When you apply, a Cisco representative may contact you directly if a relevant position opens.

Who We Are

We are seeking for a motivated Software Engineer to join our team in Niš office and work in the field of Network Technology within our R&D department which contributes to the evolution of the next generation of leading networking products. We are building firmware, SDK, simulators and compilers for Cisco Silicon One™ architecture and work in the development of pioneering technology. By joining our System Integration team you will have a chance to develop a unique integration platform designed to create real-world complex networking scenarios and find the best solutions. 

Who You'll Work With

The team is working on the new generation of silicon which will be part of all families of Cisco devices that will drive the future of the internet. This is an opportunity to work with worldwide distributed Cisco R&D centers and learn from the best engineers in the field. We are looking for people who are in love with technology and engineering to help us push the limits of what is possible through innovation, determination, and teamwork.

What You Will Be Doing

• Design and implement unique CISCO Silicon One™ Integration platform using Python

• Create complex scenarios by understanding both customer deployment and SW/HW limitations

• Gain deep understanding of networking technologies 

• Interact with customers, understand their requirements and reproduction of field deployment cases in our lab

• Help maintain code quality, organization and automation

• Efficiently communicate and collaborate with cross-functional hardware and software engineering teams 

• Participate in software design and implementation of tools used to improve CISCO Silicon One™ products

Who Are You

• Want to dive in and not afraid to make important decisions

• Willing to learn or improve Python skills

• Has a cheerful, positive attitude with good communication skills

• Love tackling complex problems

What are we looking for?

• Good knowledge of object-oriented principles 

• Academic education in computer technology (finished or ongoing BSc / MSc studies)

• Good problem-solving, debugging, and analytical skills 

• Positive energy, motivation to learn and ability to work as part of a team 

• High level of work autonomy and sense of responsibility 

• Desire for improvement of current skillset in a fast-paced working environment 

• Fluency in English, both spoken and written 

What would stand out but not required:

• Basic knowledge of Python and Linux

• Software techniques for writing optimized code

• Familiarity with the concept of integration testing


Why Cisco

#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference powering an inclusive future for all.

We embrace digital, and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think we’re “old” (36 years strong) and only about hardware, but we’re also a software company. And a security company. We even invented an intuitive network that adapts, predicts, learns and protects. No other company can do what we do – you can’t put us in a box.

But “Digital Transformation” is an empty buzz phrase without a culture that allows for innovation, creativity, and yes, even failure (if you learn from it.)

Day to day, we focus on the give and take. We give our best, give our egos a break, and give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.) We take accountability, bold steps, and take difference to heart. Because without diversity of thought and a dedication to equality for all, there is no moving forward.

So, you have colorful hair? Don’t care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? That’s cool. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Passion for technology and world changing? Be you, with us!

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